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Humana Partners with ParcelShield to Improve Specialty Medication On-Time Delivery

February 27, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2019--Humana members with chronic conditions who utilize specialty medications can rest assured their prescriptions will arrive safely and on-time thanks to a partnership between Humana Pharmacy, the mail-delivery pharmacy service of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), and ParcelShield, the leader in technology driven critical package protection.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic disease is a leading driver of health care costs and 6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medication adherence is a big factor in managing these diseases and helping patients stay healthy.

Specialty medication can require refrigeration and must be cold pack shipped, which provides a 48-hour window for the medication to be shipped safely and securely.

By utilizing ParcelShield’s platform, Humana Pharmacy’s specialty dispensing team can proactively detect when there might be a problem with a specialty medication package’s delivery – such as weather and air travel issues – in order to prevent delays in members getting their therapy.

“By ensuring Humana members get their medication on-time and without delay, we can promote better medication adherence and in turn better outcomes for their health,” said Scott Greenwell, PharmD, Humana Pharmacy President. “Specialty medication is complex and partnering with ParcelShield allows us to predict and instantly handle issues to make the member experience seamless for this vulnerable population.”

“The partnership with Humana aligns perfectly with our core values because we both believe in putting the patient first,” said Doug Dawson, CEO of ParcelShield. “When you think about protecting critical packages most companies focus on the package value or thermal sensitivity exposure. But for ParcelShield, we first focus on the patient outcome. We know that helping to get medications delivered on time will increase medication adherence rates which is good for the patient and good for the industry.”

Humana Pharmacy was recently named the Highest in Customer Satisfaction with U.S. Mail Order Pharmacies.

Humana Pharmacy received the highest score among mail order pharmacies in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Pharmacy Study of customers’ satisfaction with their pharmacy. Visit jdpower.com/awards for details.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at  www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

About ParcelShield

Formed by the merger of Dawson Healthcare Solutions and ParcelShield LLC, ParcelShield Holdings, is the industry leader in technology driven critical package protection. Through an automated technology platform built on predictive analytics, machine learning, and proprietary Weather Farm™ statistical modeling, ParcelShield enables specialty pharmacies, hospital networks, in home infusion providers and all organizations with the Healthcare industry to gain more control than ever before over their shipping, revenue, and patient outcomes. Throughout the entire parcel journey — from your pharmacy into your patients’ hands, you gain consistent assurance of more on-time patient medication deliveries shielded against human and carrier error, routing roadblocks, and weather distress.

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CONTACT: Marina Renneke, APR

Humana Corporate Communications

602-760-1758

mrenneke@humana.comBrian Thomason

ParcelShield

704-650-1467

briant@parcelshield.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA KENTUCKY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE TRANSPORT PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Humana Inc.

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